This was my meditation for our church email this week. For Youth Sunday, I'm preaching on the Good Samaritan. There’s a woman named Grace who lives on my street in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco. When I say she lives on my street, I mean that literally — she's homeless. I pass her … Read more about Grace

Claremont’s New University

Today the new University Project announced it’s official name - Claremont Lincoln University. You can read about the background story of the name here. As a Claremont student, I am invested in the future of the project. I had desired to come to the School of Theology for a while but that was … Read more about Claremont’s New University

Communion with Osama

What would you do if Osama came to your church for communion? In this video I discuss just how he showed up on youth Sunday a few years ago.  This video was recorded by Travis the day before we were told Osama was dead Travis Reed of Work of the People \ Alter and I got to reconnect at the … Read more about Communion with Osama

A beer-only fast for Lent

Short version of this post: J. Wilson undertook a 46-day beer-only fast for Jesus, followed by a bacon smoothie on Easter Sunday. Holy Doppelbock, Batman! Over a year ago, on the podcast, I mentioned that I was brewing a delicious doppelbock — and that it was traditionally brewed and consumed by … Read more about A beer-only fast for Lent